Premier League suspends broadcast deal with Russia

Premier League has suspended broadcasting dealerships with Rambler Group in Russia in condemnation of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The Premier League has suspended the broadcast of all its matches in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The move is said to take place immediately, starting with the matches from Thursday that would not be broadcasted in the country, meaning that none of the FA-Cup quarter-final matches will be shown. The four-hour meeting of all 20 clubs in London caused the decision to be made in just 15 minutes and was announced to take place in immediate effect.

The League also announced the donation of one million pounds to the Disasters Emergency Committee to support the people of Ukraine, according to Sky Sports. The broadcasting rights are owned by the Rambler Group and are currently in the final year of their three-year deal with the English League. The football association has also suspended its deals with Russia following the invasion crisis going on in Europe.

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“We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted,” the Premier League said in a statement.